Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff lead the day to day operations across our three Grace Central Coast campuses, under the leadership of our Elder Team.  We value and celebrate the plurality of our leadership, both for making decisions and enjoying ministry together.  

Ken Peet

Campus Pastor - SLO Campus

Chris Rhodes

Worship Arts Pastor - SLO Campus

Al Streder

Adults & Missions Pastor - SLO Campus

Darren Nelson

College & Young Adults Pastor - SLO Campus

Nick Shorts

Youth Pastor & Video Director - SLO Campus

Erik Anderson

Middle School Director - SLO & Five Cities Campus

Dori Iunker

Kids Director - SLO Campus

Ben Collins

Campus Pastor - Five Cities Campus

Mariah Woolard

Kids Coordinator - Five Cities Campus

Miles Nelson

Campus Pastor - North County Campus

Emily Head

Kids Coordinator - North County Campus

Debbie Johnston

Business Administrator - Central Team

Bethany Codding

Welcome & Events Director - Central Team

Eric Flores

Tech Director - Central Team

Support Staff

Our Support Staff is a vital and essential part of all that happens at Grace Central Coast.
Though they often do what they do behind the scenes, we couldn't do all we do without them.  

Grace Central Coast Elder Team 

God has been faithful to raise up a plurality of Godly elders here at Grace Central Coast who meet the Biblical qualifications for elders in 1 Timothy and Titus.  While our Ministry Staff Team gives leadership to the day to day operations of our church, our Elder Team is responsible for the developing and guarding the vision and direction of the church.  These teams work closely together, but technically we describe Grace Central Coast as 'elder ruled, staff-led.'  

Our elders welcome and invite your interaction at

Governing Elders 

  • Pat Curtis  |  603.667.1049  |  North County Campus | Chairman
  • Wayne Brown | 805.783.2012 | SLO Campus
  • Jim Burleson  |  254.715.1825  |  North County Campus  
  • Dave Burns  |  805.441-5214  |  SLO Campus | Facility Deacon Team
  • Kristopher Couch  |  805.234.3744  |  SLO Campus | Finance Deacon Team
  • Chip Neuenschwander | 805.345.1555 | Five Cities Campus
  • Steve Potratz  | 805.215.3900 |  NEXT Generosity Initiative 
  • Todd Talley  |  805.235.9511  |  SLO Campus | GraceCollege, Growth Groups & Leadership Intern Initiative
  • Tim Theule  |  805.543.2358  |  Lead Pastor
  • Donny Valliere  |  phone unlisted for professional reasons  |  SLO Campus  |  Worship & Missions 

Non-Governing Elders 

  • Rick Ernstrom  |  San Luis Obispo Campus 
  • Ron Johnston | San Luis Obispo Campus | non-governing due to a family member currently serving on the staff 
  • Leon Maksoudian | San Luis Obispo Campus | Elder Emeritus
  • Jeff Martin | Five Cities Campus | on a sabbatical break
  • Scott Morton | San Luis Obispo Campus | on a sabbatical break 
  • Jeff Mundorf | San Luis Obispo Campus | on family leave
  • Wayne Peterson | San Luis Obispo Campus